Retro Ornament Distress Oxide – Blog Hop

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Hello. Welcome to our first blog hop. Please visit every stop on this blog hop and leave a comment. There are prizes up for grabs! I created this card using Distress Oxides to watercolour the Retro Ornaments. There is also a video on our YouTube channel showing how I created this card. Watch the video, give a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, subscribe to our channel then come back here to leave a comment. The list of supplies used on this Christmas card are listed and linked to the shop below.




Firstly, using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform I stamp three ornaments from the Retro Ornaments clear stamp set onto the textured side of a piece of watercolour card. I knew I would have to stamp the ornaments a few times to get a good impression – so I made sure to use the Stamp Platfrom. As long as your card stays in the same place and you don’t move your stamps – you can re-stamp any image that doesn’t give a good impression. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could use clear embossing powder.


Watercolour With Oxide

I smooshed some Distress Oxides onto a palette (made from a piece of Neenah Solar White card inside an Avery Elle storage pocket) and clean water and a watercolour brush to add the colour to my ornaments. The Distress Oxide colours I used are Candied Apple, Lucky Clover, Broken China and Fossilized Amber. I mixed the Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber to create my own orange colour.


Adding Ornament Strings

Trimming this panel down to 3 inches and drew lines with a black pen so the ornaments look like they are hanging and not just floating on the card. The sentiment was stamped in Archival ink in the bottom right corner.




On a piece of Neenah Solar White card, I ink blended Candied Apple Distress Oxide onto the two long edges with a mini ink blending tool and my craft mat. Adhering the ornament panel with foam tape. Then mounted this onto a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” card base. I added some enamel dots with the Enamel Accents by Ranger in Classic Cherry and Lily Pad. These are the perfect red and green for Christmas!

You can’t have a Christmas card without some shimmer, so I added some Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen to the ornaments.


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Avery Elle Retro Ornaments stamp set

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides – Candied Apple, Lucky Clover, Broken China, Fossilized Amber

Distress Oxide Free Colour Swatch Download

Tim Holtz Watercolour Card

Neenah Solar White Card

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Ranger Archival Jet Black ink

Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools and Replacement foams

Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush pen

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

WRMK Precision Press

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Scotch 3M Foam Tape

Bazzill Marshmallow Card

Tonic Mini Guillotine

Martha Stewart Score Board




4 Responses

  1. Margaret
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    This card is so elegant , I can’t believe the inks paint so well. I have really enjoyed the blog hop. Sorry I didn’t get to meet you before you left Galway

    • Jeni
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      Thank you Margaret. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog post for a chance to win a prize!

  2. Claire Newcombe
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    Fab card Janet, and enjoyed your video. I haven’t used oxides in this way yet.
    Will definitely give it a go .

  3. Sarah
    | Reply

    Thank you for showing Distress Oxide techniques, lovely card!

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